Streak of great weather in North Country ends tonight with rain, NWS says
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:11 pm

We’ve had a few great warm, sunny days in the North Country, but rain is expected to move in tonight.

Dry weather and above-normal temperatures will be the rule today. It is warm and sunny, with highs expected to be near 70 degrees, while increasing high level clouds move in late in the day.

Rain will appear late tonight, especially after midnight, and become widespread across the North Country Wednesday, Wednesday night and Thursday morning, then ending late in the day Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts.

By the end of the day Thursday, rainfall totals are expected to amount to three-quarters of an inch to an inch.

Tonight’s overnight lows will be in the mid-40s and in the low 40s Wednesday night. Highs Wednesday are expected to be in the mid-50s. Winds will be shifting but moderate through the period. Highs Thursday are expected to be in the upper 50s.

The current forecast calls for sunny skies Friday, and a chance that rain will resume Friday night into Saturday.

The NWS forecast for the St. Lawrence Valley and northwestern Adirondacks:

• Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

• Tonight: Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

• Wednesday: Rain. High near 54. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

• Wednesday Night: Rain. Low around 42. Northeast wind around 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

• Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

• Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southwest wind around 7 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

• Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

• Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. South wind around 5 mph.

• Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

• Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind around 7 mph.

• Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind 8 to 11 mph.

• Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West wind around 8 mph.

• Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 7 to 13 mph.